The Villa Rant: Aston Villa Horrorshow – Citeh & Hammers

Real Horrorshow

You may think that Villa played twice in the last few days but you would be wrong. That wasn’t the real Villa, it was just a ghost. The fans rightfully let their feet do the talking against Man City and Villa Park has become a forsaken place.

The evidence has been there for some time that a horrorshow had begun at Aston Villa, and this week only went to show how bad the slow death of the club has become. The sheer number of empty seats at our club’s home ground on Saturday signified the scale of the disaster that has been inflicted on Villa fans by the inept board.

On the pitch the horror was evident too. Our defence were too easily torn asunder and Aston Villa’s penalty hoodoo continued as poor Raheem Sterling was upturned by some invisible force. It certainly could not have been as a result of contact from Leandro Bacuna, as he has never managed to get within three feet of an opposition attacker. It was definitely one of those Villa park ghosts, the only real spirit on the Villa park pitch all season.


As terrifying as Saturday’s massacre was Villa were gifted a more relevant chance to prove themselves, this time with three points on the line against West Ham. Instead, deja vu reared its ugly head and Villa’s misery continued.


AGAIN a penalty call was ignored by officials. A moment of stupidity later and Jordan Ayew was given his marching orders for a needless elbow that achieved nothing but to further doom his side and his reputation (he will now miss Villa’s next three games). From there on in there was little the rest of the team could do to keep hopes of a win intact.

The once healthy body of Aston Villa club is decaying. Scarier than any on field failures is the fact that the men who are choking the life out of the club, murdering it in broad daylight, are getting away with it unscathed and unpunished. January brought a chance to attempt to revive this claret and blue patient. Instead the board simply denied any wrongdoing,  all the while digging a hole for the club.

Toolless Doctor Garde

“Look” they proclaimed “we hired a doctor to heal these wounds, everything will be ok”. What they failed to admit was that they had taken away his tools. Promises of shiny new operating equipment proved to be lies and the newly appointed French surgeon was left with only useless archaic tools that few could do anything useful with, and a sense of betrayal that the fans were already suffering from.

And so modern day Aston Villa seem doomed. All we are left with is memories of something that used to be fun, full of hope, and full of promise. 


Aston Villa Football Club is not dead yet though. As faint as it is there is shallow breath in its lungs. There is a slow beat in it’s heart and there is an extended family willing to fight for it and nurse it back to health. It may be some time before Aston Villa is back in the big leagues again but it can get there. Unfortunately the revival can’t begin until the clowns in charge of the club are exposed and removed.

It’s the Championship for Villa. To expect anything else at this stage is near delusion. Some massive issues need to be fixed, starting at the top. As I said, this club needs major surgery. It needs to walk again before it can run. Let’s just hope we can wrestle it from the shackles of it’s current captors before it’s too late.

UTV, VTID, – Give us back our club

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  1. Stupid cries for board members to resign should cease and those who make them need to think. The owner of the football club holds the purse strings and only he is in a position to dictate who runs the everyday business of Aston Villa F.C. Change must come from the very top : the only reaction from present board members to criticism will be to weep crocodile tears into their G and T’s.

  2. I have lived in Aus for 63 yrs left Eng when 10 yrs old continued to follow Villa until present date.The last 4/5 years have been sickening & embarrassing to say the least.What does it take the owner to have the common decency & curtesy to let the supporters
    know what is going on or is going to continue to taking the cowards approach & slink around in the background TR

  3. I was actually surprised at how well you played until Ayew’s bonkers elbow and thought you could have won or at least drawn against us. This I don’t say lightly as we’ve not lost at home since last August.

    Look, even if you do get relegated (which I guess is inevitable now) your excellent away fans will enjoy the Championship (as we did). Rock up at some club you’ve not played for years, take over their boozers, win at a canter and even if you don’t there’s always a game 3 days away where you can rectify a bad result. It’s not the end of the world, and as a Hammer we should know.

    All the best and see you in in two season’s time at the very worst. Forget the big dough in the Premiership you’ll miss out on. It’s going to be a great ride next season and you’ll get used to winning again. I just hope your current board dissappear and you get some owners that appreciate your history.

  4. Aston Villa not fit for purpose. Boycott the Norwich game. If there is no revenue then they have to act as they have failed in their commercial remits it means resignations.

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